Local Government Law Bulletin #42

Exclusionary Policies Regarding Municipal Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste

Wednesday, July 1, 1992

Discusses two U.S. Supreme Court cases in which it strongly reaffirmed two major holdings of a 1978 decision: first, waste materials are articles of commerce within the scope of the Constitution's commerce claus; and second, a state or local government may not exclude waste generated in another state from privately owned disposal facilities by imposing restrictions or discriminatory taxes on out-of-unit waste.

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